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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 27, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles Machado rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during an MLB game in Baltimore

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 2: Bombs away. Chris Davis and Manny Machado each had two homers and the O’s hit seven in all, keeping pace with the Yankees, who maintain their one and a half game lead. Yankees 8, Twins 2: CC Sabathia looks to be back on his game, and that will be huge for the Yankees in…

  2. Quote of the Day: Bryce Harper is confused

    Sep 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    Here’s Bryce Harper commenting on Matt Kemp’s heroics last night.  In his defense, Harper was like 12 least year: “Kemp is a great player,” teenage phenom Bryce Harper said. “That’s why he was MVP last year. I think with one swing of the bat he can change the ballgame. There’s really nothing you can do about it.”…

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 20, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    Braves 3, Marlins 0:  Kris Medlen continues his astounding second half, shutting out the Marlins for eight innings. The Braves have won his last 21 starts, which is the most any team has won any one pitcher’s starts since the Yankees and Whitey Ford from 1950-53. Is there any doubt who will be starting the…

  4. Video of the Day: Yadier Molina is so slow he has to speed up to stop

    Sep 16, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

    Molasses

    I guess you can give kudos to Matt Kemp here for not giving up on the play and throwing out Yadier Molina last night.  But dude, whoever was responsible for Yadier Molina trying to stretch this into a triple needs to re-think things. Yadier has three career triples. I’m going to assume that on all…

  5. I’m blaming this one on Mike Matheny

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EDT

    Mike Matheny

    The Cardinals were up 4-3 on the Dodgers with right-handed starter Joe Kelly weakening in the bottom the fifth inning tonight. With a man on first and the left-handed-hitting Andre Ethier on deck, I think it had already been decided that he was facing his last batter when Shane Victorino flied out to left to…

  6. Yadier Molina is absolutely ridiculous

    Sep 14, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    In an age where  everything is hyped to the nth degree, it’s hard to find something that can’t be overstated. But I’ll give you one candidate: Yadier Molina‘s defense.  Dude has been around for almost a decade now, and I feel like, while most people would agree that he’s the best defensive catcher in baseball,…

  7. Dodgers can’t get it together in the NL wild card mess

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:38 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    The Braves just lost three straight to the Brewers, yet hardly missed a beat in what’s been an ugly week in the NL wild card race. With the Dodgers getting swept in their brief two-game series against the Diamondbacks, the National League division winners appear set in stone. Nationals: 89-64 – 8 1/2-game lead Reds…

  8. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ starting lineup Tuesday

    Sep 11, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    From Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the past two games because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Kemp has been given two cortisone injections since slamming into the center field wall…

  9. Matt Kemp targets Tuesday return after cortisone injections

    Sep 10, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Today’s scheduled off day for the Dodgers comes at a good time for Matt Kemp, who sat out both weekend games after being diagnosed with fraying in his shoulder labrum and got two cortisone injections. Kemp told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he’s hoping to be back in the Dodgers’ lineup tomorrow…

  10. Matt Kemp undergoes MRI on shoulder, will miss rest of weekend series with Giants

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    If the Dodgers are going to make up any ground in the playoff race this weekend, they are going to have to do it without Matt Kemp. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kemp will undergo a dye contrast MRI on his left shoulder today which will force him to miss the…

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  12. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ lineup Friday

    Aug 31, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Matt Kemp gave the Dodgers quite a scare when he crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field on Tuesday night, but after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, he’s back in the starting lineup tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kemp ended up suffering a bruised right knee from the collision while a precautionary CAT scan…

  13. It’s closed-door meeting time for the Dodgers

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    You know who doesn’t have closed-door meetings? Teams on the right track: Immediately after the game, Mattingly held a closed-door clubhouse meeting that lasted several minutes so that the players, he said, could discuss “where we’re at and where do we want to go?” “We’ve got to do better,” Mattingly said. “I continue to believe…

  14. Mike Trout is first rookie with 25 HR, 40 SB

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    In going deep again Tuesday night, Mike Trout became the 33rd player ever and first rookie to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Trout, who just turned 21 this month, is also the youngest to accomplish the feat. Trout is one of 10 players with 25 HR-40 SB seasons since 2000: Vladimir Guerrero…

  15. Matt Kemp rests after MRI exam, CAT scan show good news

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    matt kemp dodgers

    Matt Kemp is out of the Dodgers’ lineup today after injuring his knee and jaw crashing into the center field wall last night, but the news is actually pretty good. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that an MRI exam on his knee and a CAT scan on his jaw both showed no…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

  17. Matt Kemp crashes into center field fence; suffers knee contusion, sent for X-rays on jaw

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Kemp left the game with a right knee contusion and was taken for precautionary X-rays on his jaw. He doesn’t have any concussion symptoms, so it sounds like he won’t have to miss much time. 9:54 PM: Matt Kemp crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field last…

  18. Remember that $42 million outfielder the Dodgers signed in June?

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Neither do they, apparently. A couple of weeks after locking up Andre Ethier, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Cuban defector Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract in June. Now, as a result of the weekend’s megadeal with the Red Sox, it’s hard to see where he’s ever going to fit in. 1B Adrian Gonzalez…

  19. Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with the Dodgers

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    The party is most definitely on in Chavez Ravine. New Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez strutted to the plate to a rousing standing ovation in his first at-bat Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and connected for a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw from Marlins starter Josh Johnson. The Dodgers lead 4-1 at…

  20. Adrian Gonzalez to hit cleanup in Dodgers debut tonight

    Aug 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Getty

    Matt Kemp was nice enough to pass along the lineup card for tonight’s game between the Marlins and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The newly-acquired Adrian Gonzalez is indeed in the starting lineup and will bat cleanup against right-hander Josh Johnson. And to think, just two months ago the Dodgers were using Juan Rivera in the…

  21. Breaking down the Red Sox-Dodgers megadeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    If FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct, the Red Sox and Dodgers have agreed to the following nine-player deal: To L.A.: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto To Boston: Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney It’s not official yet, as the Red Sox still need Crawford and…

  22. The 2012 and 2013 Dodgers if the megadeal goes through

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Shane Victorino

    Assuming the Josh Beckett-Adrian Gonzalez-Carl Crawford trade gets done, here’s what the Dodgers are going to look like as they go down the stretch in 2012 and what the Opening Day 2013 lineup could look like: 2012 Rotation: Clayton Kershaw Chad Billingsley Chris Capuano Josh Beckett Aaron Harang Lineup: LF Shane Victorino 2B Mark Ellis…

  23. Matt Kemp is really fighting it

    Aug 21, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    It’s no shame to go hitless against Madison Bumgarner on a night like he had last night. And slumps certainly happen. But Matt Kemp is in a pronounced slump right now, and with the Dodgers sliding out of first place after last night’s loss to San Francisco, they need him to figure it out. Kemp…

  24. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games for arguing with umpires

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Don Mattingly AP

    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been suspended two games by MLB for arguing with umpires during Thursday’s game against the Pirates. Bench coach Trey Hillman will manage the final two games of the team’s weekend series against the Braves. Thursday’s incident started after Matt Kemp was…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 17, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Braves 6, Padres 0: Chipper Jones with two mammo yicketties on Chipper Jones bobblehead night. One of his homers was his 2,700th career hit. Say what you want about the guy, but he has always had a flair for the dramatic and has always risen to the occasion. Even kinda lame occasions like bobblehead nights.…

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